Gerd Dengler – to the masters of the art of painting
works from the Würth Collection and on loan
November 11, 2023 to April 14, 2024
With pretended naivety and tangible irony, Gerd Dengler takes a look at art history and, through it, at – commonly speaking – (good) middle-class existence. His easily accessible pictures are thus by no means as harmless as they seem at first glance. He skillfully unfolds an exciting conundrum between image, likeness, and reality in his seemingly undercooled works.
The exhibition at Forum Würth Chur is dominated by his works, which unmistakably refer to important masters of painting such as Velazquez or Van Gogh. In the process, each art quotation is accompanied by its reinterpretation. By recognizing many things, he touches our sublime memory, only to immediately transfer us into an ambivalent feeling between kitsch and triviality.